GGCT maintains contact with Macao residents in Japan

2011-03-16 18:51

Source : Tourism Crisis Management Office


The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) continues to closely monitor the situation in Japan after the occurrence of the earthquake that struck last Friday the northeast coast of Japan in strict collaboration with the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the tourism sector, the Health Bureau (SSM), the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG), the Macao Government's Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), the Macao Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) and  the representatives of the Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) in Japan.


GGCT maintains contact with Macao residents in Japan as to provide support in case of need. Once again, GGCT would like to remind Macao residents of the advice that they should be aware of indications given out by Japanese authorities and take necessary precautions as to guarantee their personal safety, as well as, renew the warning to avoid travelling to Sendai and Fukushima.


Macao residents in Japan may contact the appropriate entities in case of need through the tourism hotline: 28333000.


The Office, which already accounts for a cumulative total of 270 information requests, until 17:00 today (March 16), being the latest mainly related to the current situation in Japan and the situation of air transportation, continues to monitor developments, trying to respond to all cases and provide all the necessary support.


The National Tourism Administration, in turn, has issued emergency warnings for all Chinese tourists to reconsider travelling to Japan and avoid the cities most affected by the catastrophe, namely Sendai and Fukushima. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has established a 24 hours contact service for Chinese citizens that are currently in Japan: 03-3403-3388, extensions 8881, 8882, 8712.


For further information related to the situation in Japan, interested parties may also gather further information from the following web-portals:










(Translation based on the Portuguese version of the press release)

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